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We are pleased to announce our 2023-2026 Core Funding Opportunity recipients! The award is our largest Core Funding allocation since it began in 2010. We will distribute $150 million among 71 organizations that provide mental and behavioral health services to children and families in St. Louis County.

As our largest funding allocation to date, the Core Funding Opportunity was created to support mental and behavioral health services like substance use treatment, transitional housing, therapeutic counseling and more. Organizations must meet a list of requirements to be eligible to apply for Core Funding. Once received, applications are reviewed by an internal and external team before recommendations are approved by the board of directors.

“Our Core Funding Opportunity is just one of the many ways we’re able to support essential services for local children and families,” said Emily Koenig, executive director of CSF. “We are especially excited to welcome several new organizations and programs to our growing network of integrated partners.”

The 2023-2026 Core Funding Recipients are:

  • ALIVE Inc.
  • Almost Home
  • Annie Malone Children and Family Services
  • Bethany Christian Services of Missouri
  • Better Family Life, Inc.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
  • Bilingual International Assistant Services
  • BJC Behavioral Health
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis
  • CASA of St. Louis
  • CHADS Coalition for Mental Health
  • Chestnut Health Systems, Inc.
  • Child Center – Marygrove
  • College Bound
  • Crisis Aid International
  • FamilyForward
  • Compass Health Inc.
  • Cornerstones of Care
  • Covenant House Missouri
  • Easterseals Midwest
  • Epworth Children & Family Services
  • Every Child’s Hope
  • Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
  • Gateway 180
  • Girls Inc. of St. Louis
  • Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
  • KVC Missouri
  • Jewish Family Services of St. Louis
  • Kids In The Middle Inc.
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis, Inc.
  • LUME Institute
  • Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri
  • Lydia’s House, Inc.
  • Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
  • Mercy Health
  • Metro Theater Company
  • Miriam Learning Center
  • NAMI St. Louis
  • Nurses for Newborns
  • Our Lady’s Inn
  • Our Little Haven
  • Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc.
  • Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services
  • PreventEd
  • Provident, Inc.
  • Room at the Inn
  • Safe Connections
  • Saint Louis Counseling, Inc.
  • Saint Martha’s Hall
  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
  • SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis
  • Francis Community Services
  • St. Louis Arc
  • St. Louis County Department of Human Services – County Youth Programs
  • St. Louis County Department of Human Services – Weinman Shelter
  • St. Louis County Department of Public Health
  • St. Louis Crisis Nursery
  • The Core Collective at Saint Vincent
  • The Covering House
  • The Women’s Safe House
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis – Center for Behavioral Health
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis – Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis – Culturally Responsive Play Therapy Services
  • Urban Sprouts Child Development Center
  • Washington University – The SYNCHRONY Project
  • Washington University – The SPOT
  • Washington Early Recognition Center
  • Wyman Center
  • Youth In Need

We are excited to celebrate our 2023-2026 Core Funding partners at the first-ever Core Funding Summer Soirée event on Thursday, May 25. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a photo booth and networking opportunities for all attendees. St. Louis County Executive Dr.  Sam Page is also scheduled to give remarks along with St. Louis County Council District 4 Councilwoman Shalonda Webb, CSF Board Chair Dr. Randall Sterkel and Koenig. 

Learn more about CSF and the Core Funding Opportunity. We also encourage those searching for mental and behavioral health services and partners to take visit our interactive map of service providers.

About St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund

Created by St. Louis County voters in 2008, St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) invests in nonprofit and governmental entities to provide mental and behavioral health services to children and families throughout St. Louis County. As the largest children’s service fund in Missouri, CSF has invested more than $550 million in organizations throughout the community using the “Putting Kids First” sales tax, which allocates a quarter-cent of every dollar spent in St. Louis County to its funding for services falling within its core focus areas. These core focus areas include crisis intervention, counseling, child advocacy, education, prevention and more. For more information on CSF, partner organizations and the funding process, visit stlcsf.org or call them at 314-615-5850.